A cold dark reality about Donald Trump’s relationship to criminals has been raining down on him. Rather than face these truths, he prefers to run back to his imaginary wall. He tells his followers not to believe what their own ears hear or what their own eyes see — believe him. Now, he has told Senators to do the same.
The president must still be on Hanoi time, because his tweets do not even start popping up until noon. The one chews on his fellow Republicans in Congress. He tells them they are not voting on his violation of the separation of powers granted by the Constitution, which they are. Instead, he warned them to believe him and “STAY UNITED:”
‘Senate Republicans are not voting on constitutionality or precedent, they are voting on desperately needed Border Security & the Wall. Our Country is being invaded with Drugs, Human Traffickers, & Criminals of all shapes and sizes. That’s what this vote is all about. STAY UNITED!’
Democrats insist that his declaration of a national emergency does not exist. In addition, he overstepped his authority by reallocating funds to build his memorial wall on the nation’s southern border. The Congress has the power of the purse, not Trump.
In the House and then in the Senate they argued that the issue was not his wall but his violation of the Constitution and its separation of powers. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said the president committed a “gross abuse of power:”
‘It was a lawless act, a gross abuse of power, and an attempt by the president to distract from the fact that he broke his core promise that Mexico pay for the wall. There’s no evidence of an emergency at the border.’
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